Is it true that “all you have to do is give children a computer”, one loaded with learning programs, films about wildlife and foreign lands, and math games in their language and English, and they will learn independently, without instruction? That’s what Matt Keller of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology aimed to find out. To do […]

Everyone’s talking about it! And it’s great news. Solar Impulse, the Swiss long-range solar-powered aircraft, took off this week to fly around the world without a drop of fuel. Instead, the plane uses solar power and can fly day and night on that energy. Follow pilots Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg on their journey around the […]

“There is surprising – even shocking – good news: Our ability to convert sunshine into usable energy has become much cheaper far more rapidly than anyone had predicted. The cost of electricity from photovoltaic, or PV, solar cells is now equal to or less than the cost of electricity from other sources powering electric grids […]

“Solar Impulse is the only airplane of perpetual endurance, able to fly day and night on solar power, without a drop of fuel.” Solar Impulse 2 is a “revolutionary single-seater aircraft made of carbon fiber [that] has a 72 meter wingspan (larger than that of the Boeing 747-8I) for a weight of just 2,300 Kg, equivalent to […]

Environmental protection and sustainable development are high on the agenda and the world is seeing initiatives at all levels by international and national bodies, governments and businesses to address the challenges ahead. For many years, Alstom Power has recognized the importance of the environment in the power generation business and has positioned itself as a […]